State trauma organisational structure
State Trauma Service is made up of six streams:
- Major Trauma Services
- Metropolitan Trauma Services
- Urban Trauma Services
- Regional Trauma Services
- Rural Trauma Services
- Remote Trauma Services
Hospital Role Delineation
State trauma services
Role delineation and hospital designation
We will deliver trauma services in WA within a tiered system of designated hospitals and health care facilities.
The system of designation of hospitals and health care facilities that the Trauma Working Group recommends and that we will implement in Western Australia is as follows:
Major Trauma Services: This is our central hub of the trauma system and provides definitive care for most of the State’s major trauma caseload.
Metropolitan Trauma Services: We provide a second level of trauma care to the Major Trauma Services.
Urban Trauma Services: We will provide definitive care for non-major trauma according to the availability of local expertise for their local communities.
Regional Trauma Services: Located in a country regional centre, we will provide a regional focus for definitive care of non-major trauma according to the availability of local expertise.
Rural Trauma Services: These are our country hospitals, which have 24-hour availability of an on-duty medical practitioner, serving our local communities.
Remote Trauma Services: These are our small hospitals and health centres, which have no immediately available general practitioners, serving people in remote areas.
State Trauma Office
The State Trauma Office assists coordination and reports to the WA State Director of Trauma and the supporting committees as detailed below.
State Trauma Office – organisational chart
For further information view the WA Trauma System and Services Implementation Plan (PDF 521KB)